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reverend wright had with the president of the united states since he took the oath of office? >> you know, they haven't had any. president obama was clear that mr. wright's views didn't reflect the president's views. this required moral leadership on mitt romney's part to stand up to the extreme voices in his party. once again, he didn't rise to the occasion. one of the things he tried to do today is equate this hateful attack with a simple discussion of governor romney's economic record we had in this campaign. we've seen this from romney before. he didn't stand up to one of the symbolic heads of the republican party, rush limbaugh when he made those hateful comments against sandra fluke. we've been clear whether supporter of the president or person that used this rhetoric, and romney didn't stand up. >> he said he repudiated this style of campaign. do you believe him? >> he was asked later in the day about his comments earlier in the year about reverend wright you played not too long ago. he said he stood behind them. time and time again, he had the opportunity to stand up to the extrem
with the president of the united states since he took the oath of office? >> they haven't had any. the president was clear that reverend wright's views that were played again and again didn't reflect the president's views. >> critics want to know if barack obama assimilated sinister view s of jeremiah wright. they try to create a direct line. the attack dog exposed by the new york city created story boards to show how barack obama undermined the united states of america because he was influenced by jeremiah wright. they say he's apologized for america. >> president obama's foreign policy is one that america is another nation with flag. president obama apologizes for america. it's time for us to be strong as a nation. >> it's not true. president obama has never apologized for america and he sure hasn't been shy in taking out its enemies. if president obama answered questioned about jeremiah wright four years ago and he hasn't had contact with him since, why bring him up now. here is sean hannity. >> i think he's far more in view than he let ons. i think he hides his true believes because i think
't know whether barack obama was born in the united states or not. i don't know that. but i do know this -- that in his heart, he's not an american. he's just not an american. >> "in his heart, he's not an american." coffman didn't know he was being recorded. four days later, he released this statement. "i misspoke. i apologize. i have confidence in president obama's citizenship and legitimacy as president of the united states. i don't believe the president shares my belief in american exceptionalism." exceptionalism? don't you have to have the facts to be exceptional? or that's gone too? oh, he misspoke. how do you misspeak when you say, "i do know this -- he's not an american"? it sounds like coffman said exactly what he wanted to say. coffman laid low after releasing this statement. he just kind of wanted the whole thing to go away. but a reporter from denver's kusa television won't let the story die. >> the congressman is usually willing to talk about anything. he's been on 9 news 16 times in the past year, weighing in on everything from wildfires to memorial day celebrations. s
to prove he's a united states citizens. >> i was amazed when i got the letter. i've been voting since i was 18 years old i've never had any trouble. >> you have to be thinking what's going on here. he was joined by two congressmen calming on governor scott to suspend the voter purge. he's is congressman hastings. >> who made the decision to put these names on a list? why did you make that decision? when did you make that decision? and if you made that decision recently when mr. intercola received the letter, why didn't you do it a long time before this election? >> the total is 180,000 voters have been identified as potential noncitizens using a dmv database, which does not automatically update someone becoming a citizen. in miami county alone, more than 1600 voters were called noncitizens and already 359 people on the list have provided proof of their citizenship. in other words, florida is purging voters from the rolls based on a flawed system. the purge is hitting the hispanic community the hardest. senator bill nelson of florida told a hispanic audience they are under attack. the mo
of the united states an apology. if you can't do it, maybe you were just on a big news show and felt like you had to say something. maybe that's what it was. i don't know. what you did was damage. get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. does mitt romney care more about people or profits? text a for people. text b for profits. you can always go to our blog at ed.msnbc and leave a comment. joining me is now the senator of new jersey. good to have you with us tonight. >> good to be here. >> this is one of the strangest thing i've seen a democratic mayor going out and ramrodding the president's campaign in such a crucial election. how off the mark was he in your opinion? >> unfortunately, he's way off the mark. i've agreed with him on many thing thing, but this one he's wrong about. it's too bad. the campaign was doing the right thing in depending itself, defending the president's record which is pretty good and highlighting the bain capital record, which is buy a company, lay off the employees, take the spoils, sell the company and be done with it. that's not what we would call
third recall in the history of united states. what are you hearing? they will support tom barrett. will this come quickly and there won't be any broken noses over all of this, so to speak? >> i am speaking to you from the hotel where tom barrett's victory rally will be. as i walked out to talk to you, i passed one of the top players in the service employees union, which was an incredibly strong backer of kathleen falk. he was walking into tom barrett's rally. he had a smile on his face. the problem is that the unions are going to be, i think they will be mostly on board tomorrow, probably by tomorrow morning. >> north carolina for just a moment, if an inmate. voters approved an amendment to ban gay marriage in the state of north carolina. what does that mean, if anything, in a state of north carolina? >> it means nothing. these are hot button issues. the democrats of north carolina actually won a victory by having this scheduled with the primary rather than in november. this is an issue that right wingers used to try to mobilize their base. in wisconsin, to use an example, in 2006
't correct every question. it wasn't a question. it was a statement about the president of the united states. i'll give you an example. when nancy pelosi got the gavel in 2006, there was a lot of liberals that wanted dick cheney and george bush brought up on criminal war crimes, right. don't you remember that conversation. nancy pelosi said impeachment is off the table. she knew it wasn't achievable. the democrats have had to take their folks and put them off to the side and slow things down. mitt romney couldn't do that. i say it's all part of their plan. tonight's question, does mitt romney have the character to stand up to the conspiracy theorists and the gop. text a for yes. text b for no. we'll bring you the results later on in the show. i'm joined by congresswoman maxine waters of california. >> delighted to be here. >> what did we learn about mitt romney today and what did we learn about the republicans campaign? your thoughts. >> you nailed him again. he's been consistent in lack of being grounded in anything. what does this man believe? what will he stand up for? what is his leaders
and singapore and around the united states and said, gosh, in the schools the highest performing in the world, their classroom sizes are about the same in the united states. >> did he say around the world? you mean mitt romney has a worldly view of education and not american? in other words, forget the real life experiences of teachers in the classroom, mitt romney will liston what a think tank tells him. he doesn't have to do anything and he doesn't know anything about overcrowding or underfunding when it comes to schools and what it will do to them. romney doesn't seem to care, just like he didn't care when he was the governor of massachusetts. in his first year, romney cut education funding to close a $1.2 billion budget gap. the cuts caused local taxes to go up. they also caused layoffs of more than 14,000 teachers, police officers, librarians and other public employees. in 1999, mitt romney said, we don't need to spend more on education. in his book titled "no apology", romney wrote the effort to reduce classroom size may hurt education more than it helps. this is why there were proteste
the president of the united states. >>> and even fox defenders are saying fox news is rotten to the core. >> instead of concentrating on job creation, president obama has concentrated on growing government. >> you will not believe the new fox and friends attack on the president. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. it's been less than 24 hours since mitt romney secured the republican nomination for president. now we know how he plans to win the white house. politico published a report today showing the record amount of money republican groups will spend to get romney elected into the oval office. according to sources within the groups, republican super pacs and other outside groups plan to spend roughly $1 billion on november's elections to win the white house and get control of the congress. now, to put this in perspective, in 2008, john mccain raised $370 million, barack obama set records by raising $750 million. the money being spent by the koch brothers is going to be $400 million, more than mccain's entire presidential campaign. the two koch brothers wil
was born in the united states. he has all the documentation, is this just another form of racism being played out in a different form? >> from your mouth to the americans ears. the man has shown every documentation of his legitimate birth in hawaii. he's been clear about it. he's been consistent about it. the officials in hawaii have satisfied that this is the case. they have stood behind the president. the president has reiterated the fact that his document is legitimate and gave the long form for us to see. what in the world do these people want except to raise the dander of unbeknowing americans and americans. it's just another way to chip away at his authenticity. >> it's this narrative that president obama is the other in all of this. they're trying to justify it any way they can. the secretary of state of arizona just a few days ago was talking about all these e-mail he's been getting and he's got to do his job and follow up on this. now we got a little 180 going on here. what do you make of that? what's the proper response to that? to keep calling these people out for what they
can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has can conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda. >> usa! usa! usa! usa! >> reporter: the news came out of nowhere. no one in this country was expecting it, just as no one inside the bin laden compound was expecting u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s to arrive by helicopter. one image from that night has come to symbolize the mission. the photograph taken at the height of the raid, by veteran white house photographer pete sousa. >> here it is. >> uh-huh. >> there you are. >> here i am, sitting right there. >> that's an intense look on your face. and everyone is intently watching on that screen. >> this is -- if i'm not mistaken, pete, this picture was taken right as the helicopter was having some problems. but you may not remember. >> i can't say for sure. >> that's what it feels like, because i remember hillary putting her hand over her mouth at that point. >> when you look at it -- >> yeah. >> what does it conjure up inside you? >> well, that's the way i usually look when my husban
back with interest. meaning the united states treasury is going to make money on it. don't you like that, mitt? as a result, more than 1 million jobs were saved in 2010 alone. the loans were prevented nearly $97 billion in personal income losses. chrysler sales, where are they? they're up more than 26%. general motor sales are up more than 13%. 115,000 jobs have been added. mitt romney has a paper trail a mile long to show that he's not on the right side of history on this story, and now he wants to take credit for it? romney was in lansing, michigan, today. he didn't say a word about the automobile industry. really? in their own backyard, he had nothing to say? he knows he's not telling the truth and he knows he really gets the credit on the other side of the aisle. that's president obama for saving the automobile industry. joining me tonight is howard fineman. nbc news political analyst and editorial director of the huffington post media group. great to have you with us tonight. i know you have spent some time with the romney campaign. how do they expect this story to play out in
the crash stealth helicopter and how important that wreckage was to the united states. how much did you worry that it was going end to up in the wrong hands? >> well, a great deal. i called general kiani in pakistan. i felt obligated to let him know what happened. and then part of that conversation was about the helicopter. and i said, we need that back. >> a friend of mine in the military said, 48 hours after that explosion, we expected pieces of that tail to be arriving in china for their full inspection. >> well, i'm not going to comment on that. >> i figured you wouldn't. >> yeah. >> reporter: for the president, who hadn't been able to breathe a word of this to his own family, near the end of the day, he gets a chance to check in his wife and daughters. the first lady, she's at dinner? >> she's at dinner and i let her know that, you know, i'm probably going to miss dinner because i got a few other things going on tonight. it turns out we had a fairly important thing to announce. >> and then it came time to explain it to your young daughters. >> yeah. malia and sasha, i think, were t
of this state. >> debates have been announced, democrats are uniting and last night's final tally is looking bad for scott walker. >>> michele bachmann drops a dual citizenship bombshell. >> i with wish people would take a good look and figure out if they're pro-america or anti-america. >> tonight, an ed show expose. >> i think people would love to see an expose like that. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. president obama's historic announcement today is also a watershed moment in this 2012 election cycle. the political ramifications, i think, are huge. president obama is now the first sitting u.s. president to endorse marriage equality. >> over the course of several years, as i talked to friends and family and neighbors, when i think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed and monogamous same-sex relationships, and who are raising kids together. when i think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf, and yet feel constrained, even now that don't ask, don't tell is gone, because they're not able
re-election campaign, calling for an amendment to the united states constitution making it illegal to marry someone of the same gender. >> today i call upon the congress to promptly pass and to send to the states for ratification an amendment to our constitution defining and protecting marriage as the union of a man and woman as husband and wife. >> even barack obama called marriage the union between a man and a woman during the 2008 presidential campaign. he announced support for civil unions. he supported the repeal of the defense of marriage act. he also pushed for the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. but president obama did not openly support marriage equality until today. last sunday on "meet the press," vice president joe biden got the ball rolling. >> i am vice president of the united states of america. the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marry men, women marrying women, and heterosexual, men and women marrying one another, are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. and quite frankly, i
and hearing the president of the united states stand up, when it's not politically convenient for him and it took a lot of risk, meant a lot to me and it made me proud to be an american and proud to be a soldier. >> clay, how do you think he handled that question? >> you know, again, sort of half-assed ee half-assedly. in order to be the president, i would hope you could take a stand and speak out against things you don't think are fair. that was not an example of someone doing that right there, obviously. and if someone wants to be in charge of the country, they've got to be able to say things that might upset people every once in a while, and that would be not him doing that there. >> clay aiken and stephen hill, great to have you on "the ed show" tonight. thanks for your insight. appreciate it. remember to answer tonight's question there at the bottom of the screen. share your thoughts on twitter @edshow. we want to know what youn think. charles blow and mike rogers will join me next. and we're 26 days away from the historic recall elections in wisconsin. governor scott walker is
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